Sometimes mothers just don’t know best – these readers share their cringeworthy confessions
Sometimes mothers don’t know best – readers share their cringeworthy confessions
While in a crowded shopping centre, my mom and I walked past a group of people who were standing over a man, who was lying on the ground. My mom, who had just done a CPR course, saw that no one was doing anything and she jumped into action. She pushed her way to the front of the group only to be told that the man wasn’t in cardiac distress – mall security were trying to arrest him. Cringe.
honesty is be st
I wanted to introduce my mother to my new partner but wanted her unbiased opinion about her potential daughterin-law. I invited three other female friends and didn’t tell my mom which of them I was seeing. After they left I asked my mom if she could guess who it was and she got it spot on, in one guess. How did she know? She said it was because my girlfriend is the one she liked the least!
’Tis but a number
While at a restaurant with my mom, an old neighbour came to our table to say hi. She said she remembered me from when I was a little girl and asked how old I was now. Without giving me a chance to answer, my mom said I was 25 – a whole 10 years younger than I actually am! When the neighbour left, my mom casually explained that she’d been lying about her age for so long that, in order to throw off suspicion, she had to start lying about mine too...
My husband and I asked my mom to look after our two-year-old while we went out for dinner on our anniversary. When we got home at 9:30pm we found my mom asleep on the couch and our son sitting glued to cartoons on the TV, clutching a now-empty wine glass. We weren’t impressed but my mom apologised and said she was sure she’d finished all the wine before falling asleep.
I was out for the day with my mom and we decided to go to the drive-thru for lunch to save time between appointments. We were already on our way to our next stop when my mom insisted I turn around and go back to the drive-thru so she could return the slice of cheese on her burger because ‘she didn’t order it’.
Mother of the br ide
My mother decided to forego performing the traditional doting role as mother of the bride: she got married to her third husband a day before my wedding – in the same venue. She argued that all the people she wanted to have there on her special day would already be coming to my wedding, so it ‘just made sense’.